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Saccharide Isomerate to Deeply Hydrate Skin and Scalp

Saccharide isomerate, designed to closely resemble a carbohydrate complex found in human stratum corneum, is shown here to provide up to 72 hr of deep hydration to skin and, for the first time, rinse-off soothing to the scalp. Its unique binding mechanism to skin and scalp create new opportunities for leave-on and rinse-off products.

Corel Pharma Chem Introduces Acrylate Polymer Hair Fixative

At in-cosmetics Asia, Corel Pharma Chem will introduce a cost-effective acrylate polymer hair fixative.

Lucas Meyer Touts Breast-enhancing Effects of Encapsulated Ornithine

Lucas Meyer Cosmetics has introduced the breast-firming and enhancing effects of an ornithine amino acid encapsulated in its lonosome delivery system.

Growth in Beauty, Other Industries Sustains Market for Surfactants in Brazil, Argentina

According to a report from Frost & Sullivan, the personal and household care segments, in particular, will be key end users chiefly due to the greater purchasing power of the middle class, who are spending more on fast-moving consumer goods.

Shin-Etsu Develops Siliconized Pullulan Film-former for Long-wear Lip Formulations

In response to the demand of both mass and prestige consumers in the personal care market for products with more multi-tasking benefits, Shin-Etsu Silicones of America has recently developed a multifunctional siliconized pullulan film-former in isododecane that was designed for long-wear lip applications.

3-O-Ethyl Ascorbic Acid: A Stable, Vitamin C-Derived Agent for Skin Whitening

Melanin-reducing agents are considered safer alternatives to melanocytotoxic compounds. Thus, the present work examines the effects of 3-O-ethyl ascorbic acid on enhancing skin tone by reducing melanin through the inhibition of tyrosinase-related proteins. Described studies include tyrosinase and TRP-2 inhibition, in vitro and ex vivo melanin inhibition, clinical whitening, DNA protection and collagen synthesis.

Inhibiting Cathepsin G to Protect Against Photoaging and Infra’aging

Ultraviolet and infrared exposure are sources of premature skin aging, characterized by solar elastosis and extracellular matrix degradation. Polygonum aviculare extract is a cathepsin G inhibitor, and is shown here to oppose photoaging and infra’aging by improving skin firmness and elasticity, in turn reducing the appearance of wrinkles.

Treating Wrinkles with Dimethylaminoethanol, Retinol and Mineral Salts

A placebo-controlled study was conducted to determine if the appearance of wrinkles on facial skin could be improved by a combination of three cosmetic ingredients: dimethylaminoethanol, retinol and mineral salts. Both clinical assessment and video analysis of cutaneous replicas showed a significant improvement of the wrinkle appearance.

An Aquaporin-inspired Lipid Concentrate for Mature Skin

The authors describe a novel multi-lamellar concentrate based on ceramide technology and newly identified cell-signalling molecules. This skin-identical blend provides skin protection benefits and is shown to increase molecular markers for water management and barrier components that decline during aging, thus improving skin barrier function, moisturization and elasticity.

Xiameter Introduces Paraben-free Silicone Hair Conditioner

Dow Corning has added a paraben-free silicone emulsion for hair conditioning to its Xiameter brand offerings.

Induchem Activates Opioid Receptors for Anti-aging

Induchem has created an anti-aging active that maintains and activates opioid receptors in the skin to regulate cell differentiation, migration and proliferation.

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